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Sherborn Library's Digital Resources

eBooks and eAudiobooks


OverDrive boasts a collection of 1.8 million digital titles compatible with all major devices, including Android, iPads, iPods, Kindle, Nook, Blackberry, Windows and Sony Reader.  Patrons who would like to download a title that is currently checked out can place a reserve request.  An electronic message will notify the patron when the eBook is available.

OverDrive users should start by setting up a Minuteman Account.

Click here for OverDrive's instructions for getting started on your particular device.

Users who already have an account can access OverDrive here.



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Freading is the NO WAIT eBook collection.   Over 20,000 titles are available from a variety of small and independent publishers. New books are added weekly. All books allow multi-user access, so there is never any waiting for a title.  E-books are checked out for 14 days and can be renewed.   Users receive five (5) tokens each week that can be used to check out e-books. Unused tokens carry over to the next week. Most e-books have a value of 1-4 tokens.

  • PC or Mac running Adobe Digital Editions software.
  • Apple iPad and iPhone using Freading app for iPad/iPhone.
  • Android tablets and smartphones using Freading app for Android (device must be compatible with Android Market).
  • E-readers: Nook, Kobo, Sony Reader. (You'll need a computer to transfer e-books).
  • Kindle Fire (not other Kindles, alas), Kobo Vox, and other non-Android Market tablets and smartphones (using Freading Android app from GetJar)

Freading FAQs

Overdrive for Kids and Teens

OverDrive's eReading Room for Kids and Teens displays only content selected for young people.  Users download titles in the same way general OverDrive users do (see above.)

Digital Periodicals

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Access Zinio Here

Zinio, the world's largest newsstand, offers full color, interactive digital magazines for your enjoyment. Browse from your library's collection of popular titles with no holds, no checkout periods, and no limit to the number of magazines you can download.

Sherborn Library Zinio Collection Includes:

American Craft
Architectural Record
Art News
Beautiful Kitchens and Baths
Bloomberg Businessweek
Clean Eating
Country Living
Elle Decor
Golf Tips
Interweave Crochet
Interweave Knit
iPad for Parents
Jewelry Stringing
Kiplinger's Personal Finance
Marie Claire

Mother Jones
National Geographic Traveler
New York Review of Books
Poets and Writers
Popular Science
Scholastic Parent and Child
Taste of Home
Town and Country
Traditional Home
US Weekly
Vegetarian Times
Yoga Journal

Zinio User Guide

 Music Downloads


Freegal is a downloadable music service which provides access to the Sony Music Entertainment collection. Library cardholders can download three songs a week with their barcode and pin number. Freegal works with any MP3 device, including iPods.  Users can indefinitely keep downloaded music.

Freegal FAQs: Everything you need to know to get free music.


ancestryAccess Ancestry Here  (In-Library Use Only)

If you'd like to explore your genealogical heritage, Ancestry is the best place to start.  Ancestry Library Edition is the result of a partnership between Ancestry.com and ProQuest, creating one of the most important genealogical collections available.  It is the largest privately-owned genealogical database in the world.  It has extensive coverage of the United States and United Kingdom, including census, vital, church, court and immigration records, as well as record collections from Canada, Europe and Australia.   

Ancestry Learning Center


Access HeritageQuest Here

Heritage Quest is a genealogical database available to remote users.   It features genealogy and local history books, the Periodical Source Index, Revolutionary War records, Freedman's Bank Records and the U.S. Congressional Serial Set.

Heritage Quest Learning Center

Language Learning 


Access Mango Here

Featuring 62 languages for English speakers and 17 ESL courses, Mango is designed to equip the user with conversational abilities from the very start. Whether you're learning how to order a pizza or ask when the game starts, Mango immerses you in real, everyday conversations. It also features ESL instruction in English, tailored for speakers of more than a dozen languages.

Mango Video Tutorial 


Sherborn Library Renovation News

Have you seen the proposed design for the Sherborn Library renovation? The plans would make the facility more accessible and energy-efficient, as well as provide additional space for children’s services, community meetings and events, media collections and technology. View details about the design, potential grant package and next steps at Renovation News.


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Digital Resources


eBooks & Audiobooks
Overdrive for Kids and Teens
Freading:  eBooks
Zinio:  Digital Magazines
Freegal: Free Music
Heritage Quest:  Genealogy
Mango:  Language Learning
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